Judge Priest depicting life in Kentucky after the Civil War and Reconstruction Period.
It still shows the stereotypes and prejudices which existed at that time in a somewhat humorous manner.
Based on a story by the noted Kentucky humorist, Irvin S. Cobb, it presents life as one would have imagined it at that time period.
December 28, 2013 Subject:
This was a surprisingly good movie for me. Not a "fan" of the "confederate revisionist" movement. Traitors pure and simple in my view but I digress. Was GREAT to see Will Rogers, though his homilies were at a minimum. His folksey persona takes center stage here. The courtroom scenes were by far the best. The travails with the spittoon are priceless. Stepin Fetchit was..... Stepin Fetchit. The irony of seeing the black servants sing "My Old Kentucky Home" (pre-amended), with the line "The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home
'tis summer, the darkies are gay" and marching/playing/strutting to "Dixie" at the closing was almost too much for me. Great little movie.
December 27, 2009 Subject:
A charming post-civil war period piece.
Makes me wish I could find myself in a belle dress the size of a house with a hat just as big, fan in hand deep in the "Old South" having a Mint Julep with the Judge on the veranda amongst the weeping Willows and Spanish Moss.
I found the items/people in the background as intriguing if not more so than what what was happening in the foreground. Love the old clothes and other accouterments. Really just enchanting and a must watch for a civil war/restoration fan.
July 27, 2009 Subject:
One of the best films I've seen in years. I wish I'd known about this movie before.
Will Rogers as Judge Priest could not have been better.
July 20, 2009 Subject:
What a classic
This movie is best movie i seen on here , i had to laugh at the spittoon , what a great gag in a court room , download it , 5.5 in my book , cheers
March 10, 2008 Subject:
I tought it was wonderful to get a chance to see the great Will Rogers in a movie. 5 stars just for him!